Undischarged bankrupt property developer David Ian Henderson will be allowed another go to present his case, after his main defence on tax charges was shot down.
The 58-year-old Christchurch man had mounted his defence solely on the basis that the dates in the Crown indictment were all wrong, and when the Crown closed its case yesterday he tried to have the case thrown out.
But Christchurch District Court Judge Gary MacAskill adjourned the case overnight to allow legal submissions to be prepared and heard them at 10am today.
The charges allege that Henderson aided and abetted Dweller Ltd – a company where he was the sole director – knowingly to apply PAYE deductions from the 13 employees “for purposes other than payment to the Commissioner of Inland Revenue by the due date”. The Crown alleged Henderson arranged for the PAYE deductions to be paid to other creditors rather than the commissioner. He denies the charges.
It will be called at a pre-trial call-over on November 28 for a date to be set for its continuation.
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